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oxygen barrier film

The number one cause of spoilage in a silage pile is oxygen, resulting in lost nutrients and lower quality feed and waste. While typical 5 or 6 mil black/white silage covers block some transmission of oxygen, oxygen does in fact pass through the covers.

The fermentation process of preserving nutritients in silage is an ANAEROBIC process. This is the exclusion of oxygen. With the use of oxygen barriers you will block up to 20 times more oxygen from the silage pile. Good compaction, high density, speed in covering along with the use of oxygen barrier reduces spoilage. An oxygen barrier that closely conforms to the pile is more effective at improving the fermentation process.

The Use Of Oxygen Barrier Is Estimated To REDUCE LOSS IN SILAGE UP TO 5%. IF YOU HAVE A 10,000 TON SILAGE PILE A 5% SAVING RESULTS IN A SAVING OF 500 TONS OF SILAGE. AT ONLY $60 A TON THAT RESULT IN A SAVING OF $30,000. AT A $100 A TON THE SAVINGS ARE $50,000.

In addition to saving due to reduced spoilage the overall consistency of the feed pile improves allowing for higher quality of feed, and increase in nutritional value, and an increase in milk production.


Sample Thickness *OTR/cm3
M2/24hr.
Regular 5 mil 2000
Regular 6 mil 1600
Vapour Barrier 1.4 mil 100


Size Quantity
40ft x 200ft 1.4 mil
40ft x 200ft 2 mil
40ft x 1000ft 1.4 mil
50ft x 500ft 2 mil
60ft x 200ft 2 mil

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